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by Harold_V
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Tapping Screws Don't Self Tap
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Self Tapping Screws Don't Self Tap

The other thing is such screws respond far better to being installed by power than by hand. If the screw head accommodates a Phillips driver, they're pretty easy to install, especially with power. Slotted heads tend to be troublesome unless you have the proper driver, which keeps the blade in the sl...
by Harold_V
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: Fix my Generator

Using Stabil appears to be a good idea, one I endorse. While it's out of my way, I now purchase ONLY alcohol free fuel for the few gas driven tools I have. The only one that has experienced any carb problems is the rider mower, and that was likely why I no longer use anything else. I have never remo...
by Harold_V
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: coles
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: coles

steamingdon wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:55 am
I can see your original question has NOT been answered. Oblivion sounds right to me. :shock:
The first response answered the question, and you're correct. It was closed, which is akin to oblivion. A loss to the hobby, as was the passing of Anton Bohaboy.

H
by Harold_V
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Getting ahold of Cannonball
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Getting ahold of Cannonball

I haven't dealt with many suppliers, but I did place an order with Steve Alley recently, who now has Allen Models. He must gotten the customer service module as well. Wrote to me to apologize for not shipping the next day as he was sick, gave me a day he would ship, and beat that estimate. How cool...
by Harold_V
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: coles
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: coles

In order to not perpetuate an error, and, please, accept my comments as they're intended, as I'm not down on anyone here, but readers, hopefully, will be educated in proper terminology this way. The bronze in question is not silicon e bronze. It is silicon (no e) bronze. They are two very different ...
by Harold_V
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tom bee
Replies: 22
Views: 1544

Re: Tom bee

I am not sympathetic. None of the readers lack the understanding that this is a hobby. The point at hand is some suppliers simply can't, and won't, tell the truth, with the reason why of little importance. It costs nothing to be honest with people--and each and every individual who attempts to place...
by Harold_V
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titan CNC video - manual machining
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Titan CNC video - manual machining

I could crank out scrap faster than anyone else in the shop. Are you challenging me? At the rate my skills are dying off, yeah, I'm challenging you. Could be you'd have won a few years ago, but I'm getting pretty damned good at not being good anymore. The shine went of my skills some time ago. As t...
by Harold_V
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titan CNC video - manual machining
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Titan CNC video - manual machining

But, if he were to succeed in getting the manufacturers to buy off on the concept of fast now/good later, imagine the issues that could/will arise with those parts made. That's relevant to the discussion in ways I fully understand. I could crank out scrap faster than anyone else in the shop. I've a...
by Harold_V
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titan CNC video - manual machining
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Titan CNC video - manual machining

That's pretty much where I stand, too. I'm impressed with the concept, but, in reality, EVERYONE who tries to operate machine tools without at least a basic understanding is pretty much unable to make decisions. Fortunately, many of them can be made for you by the software, but that doesn't help you...
by Harold_V
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titan CNC video - manual machining
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Titan CNC video - manual machining

I watched the video. I'm not impressed. Noble, no doubt, but who do you know that has been successful in scheduling their first (music) recital and they have yet to play a note? Ok, it's not quite the same thing, but it certainly is if difficult work is to be accomplished. How can one possibly make ...
by Harold_V
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Getting ahold of Cannonball
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Getting ahold of Cannonball

FLtenwheeler wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:33 am
Most of the supplies do Live Steam as a sideline job.

Tim
That may be, but it's no excuse for ignoring potential customers. People with manners don't do that to folks who are trying to spend their hard earned money with them. Why is it so difficult to acknowledge an inquiry?

H
by Harold_V
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1305

Re: Women in the hobby?

A guy named Titan Gilroy created an online CNC academy, and he's trying to get people to teach kids CNC before manual machining. He keeps complaining about our unwillingness to support manufacturing through education. He says the typical line is that kids have to do manual machining for two years b...